Dr Joe O'Mahoney
Until 2003, Joe was based in the consulting industry where he specialised in change management.
In this role he undertook process re-engineering, culture change, IT implementation and strategy work for BAE, Barclays, Energis and the Bank of Scotland.
In his final role as Head of Business Analysis at Three, Joe ran an internal consultancy team which designed the business architecture of the company. After helping launch Three, Joe started his own manufacturing company in conjunction with an old school friend and returned to academia first at Lancaster University at then at Cardiff.
- PhD (2000) Organisational Change: ESRC Funded (University of Warwick)
- MA (1996) Industrial Relations: Unilever Prize (University of Warwick)
- BA (1995) Ancient and Modern History, hons. (University of Oxford)
- Change management
- Management consulting
- critical realism
- internal consultants
- management consulting/consultancy
- management innovations
- management knowledge
- 20013-2014: 12 months research leave funded by Cardiff University.
- 2009-2011: AIM Management Practices Fellowship - £150,000
- 2012: CARBS Seedcorn Funding - £3,000
- 2011: AIM Innovation Survey Grant - £3,500
- 2011: CARBS Seedcorn Funding: Innovation Survey Grant - £2,500
- 2010: Visiting Fellowship from University of Sydney, Australia - £3,500
- 2010: AIM Open Access Teaching Material Grant - £6,500
- 2009: ESRC Seminar Series: Critical Realism in Practice - £3,000
- 2008: AIM Funding: Research into the UK consulting industry - £10,000
- 2007: CARBS Seedcorn Funding: Ethics in Consulting industry - £1,500
- 1996 - 2000: ESRC funding: PhD in Organisational Change - £40,000
Joe has led the following projects
PhD supervision research interests
- Critical realism
- Identity theory
- Management consultancy
- Organisational change
After gaining a patent on one of his inventions, Joe started up StayMobile with a childhood friend. After successfully raising capital and selling the company, he retains a non-executive directorship on the board.
Joe performs consultancy work in the area of organisational change and leadership and has given talks on a number of subjects at conferences, industry meetings and general meetings. In recent years clients have included the board of Hoover, IBM, the British Computing Society, and several Management Consultancies.
Joe has appeared on both BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio 2 as an industry expert on the telecoms and gaming industry. In 2007 he appeared on BBC 2's Dragon's Den.
- Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (1996)
- Member of the Institute of Directors Reviewer: Journal of Organization
- Journal of Organization Studies
- Journal of International HRM
- Journal of Management Studies